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Merely Theatre with Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

September 28 - September 30

Tickets from £10

People call it ‘Sweaty Shakespeare’.

A genderblind company of five actors ‘explode with energy’ all around you. Audiences share ‘delighted laughter’ alongside ‘pin-drop silences’. We give you text that is ‘delightfully easy to understand’, ‘vibrant and alive’. Characters that are ‘poignant’, ‘moving’, and ‘shockingly funny’. Shows that are ‘bare and in your face’, full of ‘resourcefulness and invention’.

Producing Shakespeare that is as ‘relevant’ and ‘understandable as it was when it was first written’, making the theatre ‘resonate with life’.

*all quotes from reviews and audience members.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Young lovers and would-be thespians fall into a world of feuding forest gods. They are soon caught up in the mischievous magic of a renegade fairy, who gives them all eyes for someone (or something) else. Merely Theatre present this supercharged adventure-comedy in a riotous and relentless production.

> 28th and 29th September (matinee from 2pm) and 30th September (evening 730pm)

ROMEO AND JULIET: Fighting for love in a world defined by hate. Hot-blooded, feuding families become trapped in a spiral of passionate and violent outbursts, until they are forced to confront the many faces of love and loss. Merely Theatre present Shakespeare’s most tragic romance in a production that resonates with extremes of emotion.

> 29th September (evening) and 30th September (matinee)



Everything Theatre


Edinburgh Guide


Pocket Size


North West End


Mind The Blog


Female Arts


Everything Theatre


Breaking The Fourth Wall

“Highly energetic 90-minute production with laughs, high energy and heartbreak…” Pocket Size for R&J

“Fearlessly tackled… with clarity and verve” Breaking The Fourth Wall for R&J

“Poignant and moving, yet shockingly funny at all the right moments” Everything Theatre for Twelfth Night

“Chaos & comedy in equal measure – terrific performances all round” Mind The Blog for Twelfth Night

“Hysterical. Wreaking havoc and inducing raucous laughter… obliterating the boundaries of the fourth wall” Edinburgh Guide for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“The success of this production is impossible to miss… completely new, radically different, totally theatrical” Just In Time for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Age Guidance: 10+ | www.merelytheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @MerelyTheatre | Facebook: /MerelyTheatre



September 28
September 30
Tickets from £10


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Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF United Kingdom
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